Poisoning

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Symptoms

  • Seizures
  • Digestive upset
  • Loss of body temperature regulation
  • Lethargy and listlessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression

Causes

Poisoning in rabbits can be caused by toxins that are ingested or topically applied.

Common ingested toxins include the following:

  • Toxic plants
  • Lead poisoning bye chewing or licking lead-contaminated paint or metallic objects
  • Anticoagulant rat poison
  • Inappropriate oral medications or overdose of medication

Common toxic topically applied products include the following:

  • Flea collars
  • Organophosphate-containing products, insecticides, and pesticides
  • Sprays and ointments used in high concentrations

Further reading

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